Definitions for: Limited


[adj] including only a part
[adj] not unlimited; "a limited list of choices"
[adj] having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
[adj] small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends"
[adj] not excessive
[adj] mediocre
[adj] subject to limits or subjected to limits



Webster (1913) Definition: Lim"it*ed (l[i^]m"[i^]t*[e^]d), a.
Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted;
as, our views of nature are very limited.

Limited company, a company in which the liability of each
shareholder is limited by the number of shares he has
taken, so that he can not be called on to contribute
beyond the amount of his shares. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.

Synonyms: circumscribed, constricted, controlled, finite, incomprehensive, minor, moderate, modest, modified, narrow, noncomprehensive, pocket-size, pocket-sized, qualified, restricted, small, small-scale, special, specific

Antonyms: limitless, unlimited

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Famous Quotes Containing Limited:


The site I landed on feels much more isolated than it really is; it's almost magical. Within its limited radius, there was a whole range of the local ecology.

-- Martin Puryear (American Sculptor)

The hospitality of the wigwam is only limited by the institution of war.

-- Charles Eastman (Sioux Author)

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

-- Laozi (Chinese Philosopher)

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.

-- Ezra Pound (American Poet)

If we look at the realm of knowledge, how exceedingly small and limited is that part acquired through our own senses; how wide is that we gain from other sources.

-- Matthew Simpson (American Clergyman)

The scope of material I can work with is not limited to the set of things that we inherit from nature.

-- Drew Endy (American Scientist)

For the next century, the Republicans have agreed that we will promote the dignity and future of every individual by building a free society under a limited, accountable government that protects liberty, security and prosperity for a brighter American dream.

-- Todd Tiahrt (American Politician)

Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.

-- Duke Ellington (American Musician)

The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.

-- John Stuart Mill (English Philosopher)

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.

-- James L. Buckley (American Politician)

Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.

-- E. Stanley Jones (American Theologian)

I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited outside time is concerned. Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life.

-- Richard Chamberlain (American Actor)

No matter how badly senators want to know things, judicial nominees are limited in what they may discuss. That limitation is real, and it comes from the very nature of what judges do.

-- Orrin Hatch ( Politician)

Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries.

-- Carol Bellamy (American Educator)

From the viewpoint of what you can do, therefore, languages do differ - but the differences are limited. For example, Python and Ruby provide almost the same power to the programmer.

-- Yukihiro Matsumoto (Japanese Scientist)

Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.

-- Paul Ricoeur (French Philosopher)

My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light.

-- Dan Flavin (American Sculptor)

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (German Philosopher)

I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding.

-- Jackie Cooper (American Actor)

People think that there is a country there that these people are only around when they are on CNN. I don't think that's limited to Haiti.

-- Edwidge Danticat (Haitian Author)

But the revolutions and changes which are responsible for the present state of the earth are not limited to the upsetting of the ancient strata and to the ebbing of the sea after the formations of new layers.

-- George Cuvier ( -)

I think the roles in television are better for women right now. At this point, I don't want to continue doing the same things I've been doing in film because it's very limited.

-- Sandra Oh (Canadian Actress)

Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations.

-- Buffy Sainte-Marie ( -)

I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.

-- Ron Paul (American Politician)

My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.

-- C. L. R. James ( Journalist)

To have everything written for you... It's not really creating. That's why I think symphony drummers are so limited. They 're limited to exactly what was played a hundred years before them by a thousand other drummers.

-- Buddy Rich (American Musician)

I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers, because they're just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.

-- Ray Harryhausen (American Director)

I am not opposed to the limited use of polygraphs in a case where a person is suspected of wrongdoing. But widespread use of the polygraph as a screening tool goes far beyond what is acceptable.

-- Jeff Bingaman (American Politician)

The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience - there and then gone.

-- Bill Moyers (American Journalist)

Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women.

-- Mark Dayton (American Politician)

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.

-- Vladimir Nabokov (American Novelist)

I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along.

-- Armistead Maupin (American Novelist)

As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe that the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press.

-- Mike Pence (American Politician)

We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins.

-- E. Stanley Jones (American Theologian)

It's hard to say this about a guy like Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, but he's really limited to a style and they're locked into it.

-- Sammy Hagar (American Musician)


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